Yesterday was a day to remember for over 6000 young graduates in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. After a years’ service to the country, they had their discharge certificates handed over to them. Another milestone reached! Pumped up in excitement, all roads led to THE BIG BANG!
A barbeque/ after party organised by Made Men Ent in Conjunction with Guiness Nigeria. At Lilly Grand Apartments in 4th Avenue, Gwarinpa. At about 8pm, the place was already packed with guests. Lilly Grand Apartment is a cozy little apartment in Gwarinpa, the largest estate in West Africa. It has its own private pool and really cozy rooms.
The atmosphere was dense, with little droplets of rain, loads of Barbeque Chicken, Potato and Yam to go on the side. The cocktail shots corner had attendants giving out shots of cocktail and exotic drinks. Everyone bearing in mind that they may be saying their last goodbyes that night.
There were mixed emotions and faces that never said Hi before, became friendly acquaintances for the night. They shared drinks and exchanged funny stories, now memories from their NYSC experience. Half the people I saw yesterday, would never cross parts with me for the rest of my life.
It was pretty intense. It wasn’t about the Disc Jockey (DJ) dishing out the tunes, it wasn’t about the flop or success of the Big Bang. It was an epiphany for most! Back to the real world, no more monthly allowee from the Federal Government. what’s next ?
A question that kept coming my way was, “so Mercy, What’s next?” and I had just one thing on my mind… a bit to late ask that! If at the 11th hour you are just about to figure this whole thing called life out, you would have a lot of catching up to do because that ship sailed months ago and for some years ago. I said to someone, “You got to keep trying, because at the end… we are all not coming out of this thing called life, alive.”
Yesterday night’s Big Bang was a downer for some people… Beep Beep! Time is up!!! Get up, get to work, hat was the wake up call. Life just truly began.
Here is to all the newly passed out Batch A, 2016 National Youth Service Corp members in Abuja!!!
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